US livestock equipment manufacturer Chore Time Brock announced that the
company has taken over two European companies.
At a press conference at the German show of EuroTier
the acquisition of the Dutch company of Porcon and German company of Laake was
Porcon Beheer, from Deurne, the Netherlands, manufactures and markets
stalls, crates and pens, and packages these to offer a system solution.
Laake, based in Langen, Germany, is a designer, manufacturer marketer of
gestation and farrowing stalls, with a special emphasis on animal-friendly
equipment. It has also a small equine divison.
Financial details of both transactions were not disclosed - both of them
are expected to be completely closed by January 2007.
The acquisition of both companies adds to the new pig strategy that CTB is
planning to implement.
As CTB, based in Milford, Indiana, US is predominantly known as active in
poultry industry, the company is in the process of erecting a pig unit. By being
able to offer pig packages, the company hopes to be putting more emphasis on
pigs, said Victor A. Mancinelli, CTB president and CEO.
In May of this year, CTB acquired Agro Logic. Including the two latest
acquisitions, CTB comprises ten companies, each of them retaining their own
identity and brand names.